If you are looking for a family friend that is smart and kind Labrador Retriever is your best bet than. This dog will show you its love and loyalty supporting you through hard times. More information about how to adopt this breed is here.
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Labrador Retriever Appearance
This breed is of medium-large size. They have proportional body with well-developed muscles. They distinctive features are pretty nose with triangular shaped ears and kind looking eyes. Males are between 65 and 80 pounds. Their size is around 24 inches. Females can be from 55 to 70 pounds heavy with 23 inches of size at average. Their coat is generally dense and short. The coat is water and cold resistant, so these dogs feel quite comfortable in winter. Officially recognized dogs of this type should be of black, yellow or chocolate colour.
Labrador Retriever Temperament
This breed is really kind and easy going. They have a good sense of smell. So they stay on the scent they have sniffed until they find what they want to. They can hold any object in their mouth including hands or arms. They do it very gently. Nevertheless, they are the best dogs for a family. They are known to be kind with children and tolerant with other pets. Some of them are rather athletic and fast. They are curious and love learning new things. They also like being the centre of a big company of people.
Labrador Retriever Feeding
There two opinions on feeding this breed. Some owners prefer dry kibble while others praise raw food. What you choose depends on your budget and your dog’s preferences. However, recent researchers show that is better to feed your puppy with kibble while adult dogs will feel better, if fed raw food. Puppies need around four meals per day. A healthy adult dog needs around three meals per day. However, if your dog is overweight two meals are preferable.
Labrador Retriever Intelligence / Trainability
This breed is excellent at training. They are extremely happy to please an owner. If you praise them with food they will be even much happier to follow your commands. Some of the dogs tend to be really rambunctious but it is a matter of wrong approach. If you start training your dog from a very early age, it will listen to you any time you need it. They treat training as a game which is interesting for them. Obedience and agility activities are they strong side.
Labrador Retriever Health
This breed has not got too many health problems. Like majority of dogs they tend to have hip dysplasia and problems with their knees. Some of the dogs develop problems with eyes. In rare cases these dogs can inherit hereditary myopathy. The most widespread problem is obesity which is the result of wrong diet.
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